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Your ten point checklist when choosing a pension

  The law says you have to choose a workplace pension for your auto-enrolment eligible staff. But it doesn’t say how! The Pensions Regulator’s website, while excellent on auto-enrolment compliance, is pretty hopeless in helping you choose a pension. So … Continue reading

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I wouldn’t put up with it!

If someone told me they were taking 1% of your wages and investing it for you If someone told me that in two years they would be increasing this to 5% If they told me that I wouldn’t be seeing that money … Continue reading

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How do you compare pension default funds?

    An old colleague contacted me yesterday with a simple (but great) question. “how do you compare pension default funds”. I can speak on this for First Actuarial, who provide the investment ratings on default funds for the Pension … Continue reading

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Ten things everyone should know about workplace pensions

              Pensions are difficult; how can buyers choose one from another? Look from the list of categories at the attributes that IFAs consider important when deciding on a pension? Confused? …… I was! The traditional … Continue reading

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Auto-Enrolment needs more Training and less Selling

The standards adopted by those administering auto-enrolment have been high. Compliance to some complex problems that payroll, HR and pension providers have faced has been impressive. Sure there have been failures but countries (such as Ireland) reviewing the progress of … Continue reading

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5 reasons why payroll must get smarter at pensions.

Recently I was talking with someone who used to be pension manager to one of our large retailers. She wrote to me over the weekend. She’d realised that the people doing payroll for the 1.2m employers still to stage auto-enrolment aren’t … Continue reading

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The best practice approach to choosing a workplace pension

  The Pension PlayPen has been asked to outline the research process that lies behind the Factsheets and provider ratings on www.pensionplaypen.com . This is the process.   The purpose of Pension PlayPen research is To establish the universe of … Continue reading

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  If you’re reading this, chances are you are interested in pensions. Maybe you run a small company, or advise small companies or are concerned that small companies won’t get proper guidance on what’s best when it comes to setting … Continue reading

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